TOP NEWS!!! Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to ITALY as well as the June to Ghost Ranch were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact Darla for Plan B... Ghost Ranch, NM in Sept/Oct 2020. Next year we go to Italy in May and France in October 2021!
The UN-traditional watermedia workshop/ retreat is "on" for this fall 27
September-3 October. Registration is being taken now. Fingers crossed it will go as planned. Details are on the Ghost Ranch tab above.
My "Vincent's Pears" is hanging 29 Feb-unknown (due to CO-VID 19 closing the MCL Grand. The hallway gallery for the Visual Arts
of Lewisville has "Artist Inspired" Exhibition. I took in watercolors inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O'Keeffe.
18 March-30 May EXTENDED DATES!!) I am sharing my "The World as I See
It" exhibition at the Blue House Too, 988 Village Green Drive, Allen, TX. It contains photos from Ireland, Tanzania and Botswana, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Wales, Spain, Portugal
and more. Some are matted in frames, others are printed on deep canvas panels. Come see paintings inspired by my travels to Myanmar, Italy, St Lucia, Mexico, New Zealand, Columbia and
more! It is the most comprehensive body of work I have put together in one exhibition--57 pieces. Reception is Sat, 21 March, 6-8pm. (The gallery is open Mon-Friday 9am-1pm)
The show is sponsored by the Allen Arts Alliance. NOTE: This is a new location and you may see signage for "Z
DIRECTIONS: US 75 to Bethany (West) then left at 1st light on Watters Creek and right on Village Green Drive...huge space, no
Four of my works are selected to show in the Visual Arts League of Allen Juried "Splash of Color
Art Exhibit" at the Old Cotten Gin, 610 Elm St, McKinney 1 June-12 July.
My mural of Denton was selected by Wal-Mart for their public art project to install murals in their stores. A specially
designed mural showing the "Vibe of Denton, Texas" was chosen for the Loop 288 Super Wal Mart location, where it is now installed. The design is posted under the Public Art tab.
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
I was selected by City
of Grand Prairie Public Art Program to have two of my watercolor images transferred with vinyl wrap to
traffic signal boxes. In 2019 my "Tangled Tulips" watercolor was installed at the intersection of Carrier Parkway at Hill St and in 2018 "Red Dragons" was selected for the intersection of Carrier
Parkway and Arkansas Street. (Take a peek on the Public Art tab above)
is where I am scheduled!
15 May-18 July is now online in August instead. I have a painting, "All Creatures Great and Small" included in the
Merging Visions: A Collaboration of the Denton Poet's Society and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. This fabulous annual show pairs the written word with the visual image. Visit any of the public
library branches to view the works.
My 9 June watercolor demo followed up with a workshop with the Pecan Plantation Art Guild of Granbury has been
In August 2020 my work will fill the large glass display case at the Lewisville City Library on Main Street.
A 4-month showing is scheduled in the Box Gallery at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas. It was to have been June-September
but now is delayed until September to begin. More details later!
Three of my works have been chosen to be exhibited among 81 pieces in the 54th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional
Juried Art Exhibition and sale 2 - 26 September at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Join us for the reception 12 Sept,
SOUTHERN FRANCE in October 2021!
We had such a marvelous (and delicious) time in Southern France in July 2019 that we are returning to the same accomodations in
October next year. Some details are posted under the Art Abroad tab. Email me for pricing. The Italy trip originally planned for May 2020 is looking to be May 2021.
ARTfoliio 2020 BOOK
Two of my works were chosen to be included in the ARTfolio 2020 publication by Douglas King. The 9.5 x 12 jacketed hardcover
book is avaiilable for $60. Glitterati Editions announces the best in abstract and contemporary work as decided by a jury of professional artists, museum curators, gallery owners, art consultantants
and collectors.To pre-order your copies now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of my 2020 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
In March I was invited to judge the Pecan Plantation Art Guid Spring Show at the Dora E Langdon Center,
Gordon House, in Granbury, TX.
My "Over the Line", a 20" x 20" acrylic piece on canvas won 1st place, March Art of the Month at the
Visual Arts League of Lewisville.
At the Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Show I had two pieces accepted: a weaving and a watercolor. The
painting, "Night Blooms of Nairobi, Kenya" was awarded First Place by juror Justin Burns.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Turquoise Tipped Agave", a watercolor with ink accents
as second place for the January Art of the Month.
I have provided demo
painting/ workshops for several North Texas art associations: Lewisville, Fort Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Decatur, Sherman, Paris, Mid-Cities, Johnson County in Cleburn, Grand Prairie and
Weatherford. Further away, I've taught workshops at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ and Topeka, KS.
...And then there are the
Annual Art Adventures Abroad where I have taken artists to Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Germany and France. Italy was cancelled but will be rewscheduled.
Contact me if you need a
speaker, workshop/demo artist or juror!
I am the current President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth,
TX. Check out this terrific watercolor association at